La Caixa joins the voices calling for the airport to be named Artist
The Barcelona airport-El Prat added to its name the name of Joan Miró if you get unanimous political, social and economic level agreement. Is the prerequisite that the Ministry of Public Works put to modify the name of any airport in the Aena network integrated. In this case, they would have to submit a joint proposal municipalities of El Prat and Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and the social partners. With the support of all, the proposal would be moved, where appropriate, to the Minister of Public Works (now occupied, acting, Ana Pastor), the rise to the Cabinet for approval with subsequent publication in the State official newsletter.
Aena sources avoided I comment on a hypothetical change of name and make it clear that they are responsible for “managing airports without having authority over his name.”
The consensus requested by the Spanish Government to study and approve the name change is the same as appealing the Generalitat. A few days ago the Ministry of Culture defended the “maximum territorial agreement and consensus”, the Minister of Land, Josep Rull, described it this week in El Prat as “a debate country.” Rull avoided assessing the proposal to put the name of Joan Miró to the airport after attending precisely the christening ceremony of a bridge in El Prat de Llobregat. In this case the name chosen was that of Nelson Mandela.
As small-scale example of what is required for the airport was approved unanimously at the meeting of spokesmen of the City of El Prat and later transferred to the Generalitat. Nevertheless, the mayor, Lluís Tejedor, would not pronounce on a hypothetical renaming of the airport, which managed to add the place-name of El Prat in 2011 after years of claims.
Currently there are three airports in the Aena network with names of personalities: Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez, Seve Ballesteros-Santander and Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jaen. The first to have a proper name was to Granada-Jaen, which joined the poet in June 2006. Barajas added the name of the former prime minister between 1976 and 1981 in March 2014, a few days after his death, and that of Santander, popularly known as airport Parayas in the area in which it is located, at the bottom of the bay of Santander, was named golfer in April 2015. they are the only cases with names of cultural personalities or policies in Spain, where it is common to add to bet toponymy of the municipality in which the airport is located, as it happens since 2011 with Barcelona-El Prat, or recognized geographical area, as happens in Malaga-Costa del sun and Girona-Costa Brava.
La Caixa, whose corporate logo is precisely Joan Miró, shown favor of the idea launched from these pages for the name of the painter joins the airport of El Prat. The colorful image of the star announces to the bank since the seventies.
But not all the proposed changes have been successful. A few years ago, the city of Tarragona and the Chamber of Commerce of the city proposed that the airport be renamed Reus Tarragona-Reus. They sent the request but failed because the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce of Reus also sent their messages to the contrary. In the absence of consensus, the option was rejected. Another element to consider is the cost associated with the renaming of the airport. For Barajas, Adolfo Suarez added the official denomination behaved an investment of around half a million euros.
It seems easier to name a personality to a specific terminal or airport equipment. This was done in Malaga airport, where a new terminal was opened and named it Terminal 2 Pablo Ruiz Picasso. El Prat proper names have been put to lounges in Terminal 1. Just Joan Miró names one. Pau Casals is the name of another, while a third room is called Colomer, referring to Mari Pepa Colomer, the first Spanish female driver.
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